It’s Hitchcock-tober at the Norton Simon. A cleverly curated program pairs three of Alfred Hitchcock’s prime works with an exhibition titled AIR LAND SEA: A Lithographic Suite by William Crutchfield, calling attention to the director’s ability to incorporate modes of transportation into his suspense set pieces. The series kicked off on October 4 with Lifeboat; this Friday’s offering is Strangers on a Train, the 1951 Patricia Highsmith adaptation about a tennis player who gets embroiled in a murder plot. Robert Walker’s sublimely creepy performance lights up this classic co-written by Raymond Chandler. The screening is free with museum admission.
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Fri., Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m.; Free with museum admission. (626) 449-6480, nortonsimon.org.